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BS945 - Environmental Protection, Risk Assessment & Safety

  • Module code: BS945
  • Module name: Environmental Protection, Risk Assessment & Safety
  • Department: School of Life Sciences
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module focuses on providing the students with an understanding of the environmental and safety risks associated with technology together with methods for limiting damage and risk. Reference to practical examples will be used wherever possible.

Principal learning outcomes

1. Achieve a broad understanding of the ways in which human activities have impacted the environment 2. Understand the pathways by which different organic and biological pollutants enter the environment and the factors which determine their fate and persistance 3. Develop an ability to critically evaluate evidence for ecotoxicological impacts of chemicals Understand approaches used to undertake and interprete environmental impact and regulatory risk assessments 4. Understand approaches used to undertake and interprete environmental impact and regulatory risk assessments 5. Understand the critical issues which determine the contrasting perceptions of environmental pollutation and ecotoxicology by different stakeholders 6. Evaluate links between release of contaminants into the environment and consequences for human exposure and health

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures 12 Practical Class/Workshops 2 (3 hours each)

Departmental link

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/lifesci/study/pgt/taught/efsmodules/environmentprotection/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: BS945-10)
A2 (Assessed work only) Blog Style Essay 60%
  Group Seminar Assessment 40%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Environmental Bioscience in a Changing Climate (D4A1) - Year 1
Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Medical Biotechnology and Business Management (J7N2) - Year 1
Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Biotechnology, Bioprocessing and Business Management (C5N2) - Year 1
  • MSc in Communicating Multidisciplinary Science (F1PA) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Scientific Research and Communication (F1PE) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Scientific Research and Communication (F1PE) - Year 2